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Motiva Enterprises (1406), Norco

LDEQ Accident Report

Accident #77243
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State Police #No Information Given
Accident Date2005-02-27
Report Date 2005-03-02
Follow-up Date 2005-04-07
Follow-up: Yes

Pollutants Released

Pollutant Duration Point Source Greenhouse Gas Criteria Pollutant Ozone forming chemical Amount of Release
Sanitary Sewage14 h 45 mAlkylation Unit Control Room Sanitary Sewer Discharge LineNONONO 

Accident Classified As: Below Reportable Quantity (BRQ)

Cause of Problem: Piping or Tubing

Sanitary Sewage discharge line serving the Alkylation Unit Control Room became plugged, causing water to overflow to effluent system.

Discharge Preventable - No Information Given

Notes/Remedial Actions

Sewage was diverted from normal treatment to the refinery wastewater treatment system due to a clogged pipe. The clogged pipe was repaired within 24 hours and flow was returned to normal. Motiva noted that even though a portion of the treatment system was bypassed, the material did receive some treatment prior to discharge.